Why I Hate the Idea of Performance Reviews

Why I Hate the Idea of Performance Reviews

Many nonprofit employees say they dread performance reviews. And if you secretly survey them, I bet the vast majority would be happy to get rid of them altogether. In fact, I strongly believe the annual performance review is one of those practices from the business...
Do Suggested Dollar Amounts Really Work? The Debate Continues

Do Suggested Dollar Amounts Really Work? The Debate Continues

In the world of nonprofit fundraising, there’s been much debate about whether or not suggested dollar amounts work. At IPM Advancement, we believe the answer to this controversial topic is not black and white. Rather, the key to establishing donor amounts – or levels...
Fundraising Events: Are they Worth It From an ROI Perspective?

Fundraising Events: Are they Worth It From an ROI Perspective?

It’s no secret that fundraising events can generate significant revenue for today’s nonprofits. Yet, they typically require significantly higher upfront costs versus non-event fundraising campaigns. According to recent research, nonprofit event fundraising is...
Quick Tip Tuesday: Choosing a Font for Direct Mail Appeal Codes

Quick Tip Tuesday: Choosing a Font for Direct Mail Appeal Codes

When it comes to choosing a font for direct mail appeal package codes, you have many options. Just make sure it’s a serif font!  Sans serif fonts present all kinds of problems on the gift entry side of nonprofit fundraising. If you use a sans serif font (like...

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